Chapter 580

Words failed to capture the turmoil raging within Frederick’s heart.

Jocelyn, on the other hand, was utterly baffled.

Ever since they’d moved into the Winston Estate, their paths crossed more frequently, but Marguerite was always hustling, leaving at dawn and returning well past dusk due to her demanding job.

In all honesty, Jocelyn and Hayes didn’t interact much.

Yet, the words Hayes had for Marguerite were undeniably the highest form of praise.

“Hayes, why would you say that?”

Hayes, hands jammed in his pockets, chin tilted up, appeared to be seriously pondering the question.

“Because… Aunt Marguerite is kind, thoughtful… sincere, and she cares about me…”

He articulated each thought as it came to him. He racked his brain for all of Marguerite’s virtues, wishing he could ascribe every splendid word in the world to her. But to Hayes, even those words seemed too shallow, hardly sufficient to express his true sentiments.

vague summation, “It’s just a

Marguerite felt more like family than his

with emotion, her heart swelling with a sense

them well. Hayes’ affection for Marguerite was a clear sign of


mind, Jocelyn’s heart ached even more for Hayes.

and met Frederick’s gaze, her eyes slightly stinging, and asked, “You heard all that? You’re too stubborn. No matter the past grudges, for the sake of the child, it’s time to let go. And about the poisoning accusation against Marguerite, obviously there’s been a misunderstanding. Aren’t you

emotions unsettled after three long

were unfocused, shrouded in a

look into it,


were reddened, his demeanor icy, “Yes.”

all, you shouldn’t hide everything

son, never daring to jump to conclusions or give Marguerite false

sure which was stronger in her son’s heart towards Marguerite,

daily interactions had

had to

linger, but

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